Monday, August 5, 2013

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Monday, August 5, 2013


At the ripe age of 24, Alexandra "Allie" LaVigne decided to try something new. That something was to strap on a couple of boxing gloves and punch girls to the ground, springing from her passion to maintain physical eliteness. "I've always been an intense athlete, so boxing was something new for me to try," she says. Two and a half years later, she now spends the majority of her time training at Worcester's Camp Get Right Boxing Gym, where she is one of only a few females.

Questions surround death on train tracks

On an overcast Tuesday morning, July 23, Tomas Cintron is standing on the Exeter Street bridge that passes over the train tracks where his younger brother, 26-year-old Oscar Cintron, died several days earlier after being struck by an Amtrak train while riding his dirt bike. A makeshift memorial of teddy bears, candles, beer cans and other mementos rests against the fence. Down below, a wooden cross rises out of the ground next to the tracks. Someone has spray painted Oscar Cintron's nickname, Chino, on one of the railroad ties on the tracks.

Food waste ban seen as good thing in Worcester

A proposed ban on commercial food waste in Massachusetts would affect about 1,700 businesses, including between 50-75 in Worcester. The ban takes aim at facilities that produce 1 ton of food waste per week, meaning places such as colleges, universities and hospitals must come up with other ways to dispose of their waste.

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